Letters: Rotary Club’s art auction fundraiser successful

To the editor:

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Brown County, we’d like to thank everyone that participated in the second annual A Taste of Art wine tasting and art auction on Saturday, April 1.

Because of generous artists and donors, we had a successful fundraiser that was also a lot of fun, netting over $9,000 in donations. That’s a 50 percent increase over the net funds raised at the initial event in 2016.

All of the proceeds from the auction will benefit charities supported by the Rotary Club of Brown County including Mother’s Cupboard community kitchen; support and recognition for local students through scholarships, a student foreign exchange program and local students of the month; the Rotary Interact Club at Brown County High School; renovation of the old town pump on the Village Green and more.

Worldwide, Rotary has almost realized the eradication of polio and is now pursuing the goal of world peace.

Thanks also need to go to the wineries that participated in the event: Chateau Thomas, Brown County, Cedar Creek and Salt Creek.

Others to thank are Seasons Lodge for providing the venue and food; Deputies Keith Baker and Andrea Baker for providing security; the Brown County Art Gallery for providing intake of art plus storing it in their vault; and the Brown County Art Guild for providing easels to hold the art.

Sincerely,

Larry Hanson, president, Rotary Club of Brown County

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